A worldwide perspective of atypical pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia.

  title={A worldwide perspective of atypical pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Forest W. Arnold and James T. Summersgill and Andrew S Lajoie and Paula Peyrani and Tom Marrie and Paolo Rossi and Francesco Blasi and Patricia Fern{\'a}ndez and Thomas M. File and Jordi Rello and Rosario Men{\'e}ndez and Luc{\'i}a Marzoratti and Carlos M Luna and Julio A. Ramirez},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={175 10},
RATIONALE Controversy still exists in the international literature regarding the need to use antimicrobials covering atypical pathogens when initially treating hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In different regions of the world, monotherapy with a beta-lactam antimicrobial is common. OBJECTIVES We sought to correlate the incidence of CAP due to atypical pathogens in different regions of the world with the proportion of patients treated with an atypical regimen in… CONTINUE READING

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